Period
to 7 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 366 378 308
Rank change year-on-year +12 -70 -40
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 155 508 808
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.61% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.39% 3.93% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 266 573
Median daily rate £475 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +2.04%
10th Percentile £359 £375 £364
90th Percentile £613 £650 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £488
% change year-on-year -2.56% - +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -47.69% -13.33%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +105.88% -47.69% -13.33%

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 4,572 12,933 15,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.63% 15.56% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 8,287 10,362
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.50% +0.06%
10th Percentile £305 £266 £275
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 274 361
Median hourly rate £25.15 £20.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.68% -3.53% +8.09%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.66 £53.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +30.95% +2.44% +7.89%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 7 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +71 70 £450 -13.25% 9
South East +144 46 £524 +12.58% 2
North of England +98 24 £408 -16.41% 6
North West +74 16 £360 -28.00% 3
Yorkshire +64 8 £475 +1.33% 2
East of England +7 8 £538 +16.22% 2
Midlands +72 3 - - 3
East Midlands +59 3 - - 1
South West +69 1 - -
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 71 (45.81%) IBM
2 64 (41.29%) Java
3 57 (36.77%) SQL
4 56 (36.13%) Oracle
5 45 (29.03%) Linux
6 44 (28.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 37 (23.87%) JBoss
8 36 (23.23%) Middleware
9 35 (22.58%) WebSphere MQ
9 35 (22.58%) Tomcat
9 35 (22.58%) Migration
10 33 (21.29%) Shell Script
11 31 (20.00%) Web Services
12 30 (19.35%) Spring
13 27 (17.42%) PL/SQL
14 26 (16.77%) J2EE
14 26 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (16.13%) IBM Integration Bus
15 25 (16.13%) SOAP
16 24 (15.48%) XML
16 24 (15.48%) Maximo
17 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
18 21 (13.55%) Finance
19 20 (12.90%) E-Commerce
19 20 (12.90%) SC Cleared
19 20 (12.90%) Jenkins
19 20 (12.90%) DevOps
20 19 (12.26%) Banking
21 18 (11.61%) Apache
22 17 (10.97%) Unix

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (28.39%) WebSphere Application Server
2 37 (23.87%) JBoss
3 35 (22.58%) Tomcat
4 18 (11.61%) Apache
5 11 (7.10%) WebLogic
6 10 (6.45%) Apache Geronimo
6 10 (6.45%) Apache TomEE
6 10 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (5.81%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (4.52%) Apache ServiceMix
8 7 (4.52%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (3.23%) GlassFish
10 4 (2.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (2.58%) JCAPS
11 3 (1.94%) IIS
11 3 (1.94%) NetWeaver
12 2 (1.29%) Confluence
12 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (1.29%) GemFire
12 2 (1.29%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.65%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 24 (15.48%) Maximo
2 6 (3.87%) Magento
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.29%) Shopify
4 2 (1.29%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.10%) AWS
1 11 (7.10%) Azure
2 9 (5.81%) Apigee
3 8 (5.16%) GitHub
3 8 (5.16%) OpenShift
4 7 (4.52%) Boomi
5 5 (3.23%) Office 365
6 3 (1.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (1.94%) GCP
6 3 (1.94%) IaaS
6 3 (1.94%) PaaS
6 3 (1.94%) SaaS
7 2 (1.29%) Akamai
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.29%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) HTTP
2 11 (7.10%) FTP
3 8 (5.16%) DNS
3 8 (5.16%) Firewall
4 6 (3.87%) DHCP
4 6 (3.87%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.87%) VPN
5 4 (2.58%) SSL
6 3 (1.94%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.94%) MPLS
6 3 (1.94%) PBX
6 3 (1.94%) Skype
6 3 (1.94%) VLAN
6 3 (1.94%) VoIP
6 3 (1.94%) WAN
6 3 (1.94%) Wireless
7 2 (1.29%) DSL
7 2 (1.29%) PuTTY
7 2 (1.29%) SAN
7 2 (1.29%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) MySQL
1 10 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.81%) DB2
3 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.58%) Adabas
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.94%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.94%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.29%) Endeca
6 2 (1.29%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.29%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.65%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 20 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.03%) Maven
4 12 (7.74%) Subversion
5 10 (6.45%) Ant
5 10 (6.45%) JUnit
6 7 (4.52%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.87%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.23%) Gradle
8 5 (3.23%) JIRA
8 5 (3.23%) Selenium
8 5 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (2.58%) ClearQuest
9 4 (2.58%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.58%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.58%) Mockito
10 3 (1.94%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.29%) git-flow
11 2 (1.29%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.29%) Protractor
General
1 21 (13.55%) Finance
2 19 (12.26%) Banking
3 12 (7.74%) Games
4 10 (6.45%) Retail
5 7 (4.52%) Back Office
6 5 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.58%) Law
7 4 (2.58%) Police
8 3 (1.94%) Marketing
8 3 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.94%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (41.94%) Developer
2 25 (16.13%) Java Developer
3 19 (12.26%) Maximo Developer
4 14 (9.03%) Analyst
4 14 (9.03%) Consultant
5 13 (8.39%) WebSphere Developer
6 11 (7.10%) Architect
7 10 (6.45%) WebSphere Specialist
8 7 (4.52%) Administrator
9 6 (3.87%) Applications Specialist
9 6 (3.87%) Middleware Consultant
9 6 (3.87%) Server Specialist
9 6 (3.87%) WebSphere Server Specialist
10 5 (3.23%) C++ Developer
10 5 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Support Specialist
11 4 (2.58%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.23%) Middleware
2 35 (22.58%) WebSphere MQ
3 31 (20.00%) Web Services
4 30 (19.35%) Spring
5 26 (16.77%) J2EE
6 25 (16.13%) IBM Integration Bus
6 25 (16.13%) SOAP
7 24 (15.48%) XML
8 17 (10.97%) HTML
8 17 (10.97%) JMS
9 14 (9.03%) RESTful
10 13 (8.39%) CSS
10 13 (8.39%) JSP
11 12 (7.74%) REST
12 11 (7.10%) JSON
13 9 (5.81%) Apache Camel
13 9 (5.81%) Spring Boot
14 8 (5.16%) Ajax
15 7 (4.52%) JDBC
15 7 (4.52%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.45%) DataPower
2 8 (5.16%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.52%) Clustering
4 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.94%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.94%) PKI
5 3 (1.94%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.94%) User Experience
6 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.29%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 45 (29.03%) Linux
2 17 (10.97%) Unix
3 16 (10.32%) Windows
4 15 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.16%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.29%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.65%) SUSE
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.58%) Migration
2 26 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.90%) DevOps
3 20 (12.90%) E-Commerce
4 16 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (9.68%) High Availability
6 14 (9.03%) Open Source
6 14 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (8.39%) MVC
8 12 (7.74%) Analytics
8 12 (7.74%) Scrum
8 12 (7.74%) SDLC
9 9 (5.81%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.81%) Time Management
10 8 (5.16%) API Development
11 7 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.52%) User Stories
12 6 (3.87%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (3.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 64 (41.29%) Java
2 57 (36.77%) SQL
3 33 (21.29%) Shell Script
4 27 (17.42%) PL/SQL
5 13 (8.39%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.39%) Python
6 12 (7.74%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.52%) C++
8 6 (3.87%) Groovy
8 6 (3.87%) Perl
9 4 (2.58%) JCL
9 4 (2.58%) Natural
9 4 (2.58%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.29%) Java 8
10 2 (1.29%) Korn
10 2 (1.29%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) ES6
11 1 (0.65%) Go
11 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.52%) Degree
4 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.65%) CISSP
5 1 (0.65%) ISEB
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.65%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.03%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) COBIT
3 3 (1.94%) GDPR
3 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.65%) NIST
System Software
1 15 (9.68%) Docker
2 7 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.29%) Samba
5 2 (1.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.29%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) NFS
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.52%) Ansible
3 6 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.58%) Terraform
5 3 (1.94%) vMotion
6 2 (1.29%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.29%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.29%) Puppet
6 2 (1.29%) Rancher
6 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.65%) Control-M
Vendors
1 71 (45.81%) IBM
2 56 (36.13%) Oracle
3 15 (9.68%) Red Hat
4 10 (6.45%) MuleSoft
5 7 (4.52%) Axway
5 7 (4.52%) Dell
5 7 (4.52%) Fiorano
5 7 (4.52%) Jitterbit
5 7 (4.52%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.52%) Talend
5 7 (4.52%) TIBCO
5 7 (4.52%) VMware
5 7 (4.52%) webMethods
6 5 (3.23%) Citrix
7 4 (2.58%) Adobe
7 4 (2.58%) CA
7 4 (2.58%) Remedy
7 4 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.58%) SAP
7 4 (2.58%) Software AG